Yajnashreshtha, Yajñaśreṣṭhā, Yajna-shreshtha: 6 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Yajñaśreṣṭhā can be transliterated into English as Yajnasrestha or Yajnashreshtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Yajñaśreṣṭhā (यज्ञश्रेष्ठा) is another name for Somavallī, a medicinal plant identified with Sarcostemma brevistigma (synonym of Sarcostemma acidum or leafless east-Indian vine) from the Apocynaceae or “dog-away” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.98-99 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Yajñaśreṣṭhā and Somavallī, there are a total of eleven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Yajñaśreṣṭhā (यज्ञश्रेष्ठा).—the Soma plant.
Yajñaśreṣṭhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and śreṣṭhā (श्रेष्ठा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yajñaśreṣṭha (यज्ञश्रेष्ठ).—[masculine] the best of sacrifices.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Yajñaśreṣṭha (यज्ञश्रेष्ठ):—[=yajña-śreṣṭha] [from yajña > yaj] m. the best of s°, [Kauśika-sūtra]
2) Yajñaśreṣṭhā (यज्ञश्रेष्ठा):—[=yajña-śreṣṭhā] [from yajña-śreṣṭha > yajña > yaj] f. Cocculus Cordifolius, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Yajñaśreṣṭhā (यज्ञश्रेष्ठा):—(yajña + śre) f. Cocculus cordifolius DC. [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
1) m. das beste der Opfer [Kauśika’s Sūtra 73.] —
2) *f. ā f. Cocculus cordifolius [Rājan 3,86.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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